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2009-09-01 13:53:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Anthony's Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. St. Anthony's is the first hospital in Florida and one of only 86 hospitals in the nation to achieve this recognition. Buildings that receive the EPA's ENERGY STAR designation reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient...

2009-09-01 12:01:28

 Increasing population and employment density in metropolitan areas could reduce vehicle travel, energy use, and CO2 emissions from less than 1 percent up to 11 percent by 2050 compared to a base case for household vehicle usage, says a new congressionaly mandated report from the National Research Council, although committee members disagreed about the plausibility of achieving the higher estimate. Assuming compact development is focused on new and replacement housing -- as converting...

2009-09-01 10:49:45

The future of the Earth could rest on potentially dangerous and unproven geoengineering technologies unless emissions of carbon dioxide can be greatly reduced, a new study has found.The report (published September 1, by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science) found that unless future efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are much more successful than they have been so far, additional action in the form of geoengineering will be necessary to cool the planet. However, the...

2009-09-01 10:40:00

Hot on the heels of the Royal Society's Geoengineering the Climate report, September's Physics World contains feature comment from UK experts stressing the need to start taking geoengineering "“ deliberate interventions in the climate system to counteract man-made global warming "“ more seriously.Of increased importance, as policy makers and politicians prepare to negotiate binding carbon emission targets at December's United Nation's Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen...

2009-08-28 11:00:00

Natural Gas Receives Majority of the Awards WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vice President Biden and Energy Secretary Chu announced this week the winners in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program intended to prompt development of cleaner alternative transportation fuels to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil and lower carbon emissions. In response to the announcement, The American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), a nonprofit organization focused...

2009-08-20 15:31:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- To aid in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and help solve the complex issues of climate change, two researchers have published energy and technology policy recommendations. Co-authors Aristides A.N. Patrinos, Ph.D., President of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), and Richard A. Bradley, Ph.D., Head of Energy Efficiency and Environment Division at the International Energy Agency published their policy proposals in the August 21(st) edition of...

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2009-08-18 11:35:00

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a reusable organic liquid that can pull harmful gases such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide out of industrial emissions from power plants. The process could directly replace current methods and allow power plants to capture double the amount of harmful gases in a way that uses no water, less energy and saves money."Power plants could easily retrofit to use our process as a direct replacement for existing...

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2009-08-07 12:00:00

Climate experts say a fleet of wind-powered ships could be one of the more feasible solutions of climate engineering to reduce global warming.The Copenhagen Consensus on Climate has released an analysis paper that addresses a variety of proposed climate engineering options.The paper was written to address the question: "If the global community wants to spend up to, say $250 billion per year over the next 10 years to diminish the adverse effects of climate changes, and to do most good for the...

2009-08-06 12:30:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) top environmental officer today pointed to the need for continued cooperation with the federal government as a significant factor to advance the company and the country's vision for greener transportation. "The foundation of Ford's sustainability strategy is based on delivering affordable fuel economy for millions," said Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety...

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2009-08-01 07:19:33

Despite India's opposition to binding carbon emission cuts and difficulty accepting scientific evidence about global warming, it claimed to be committed to coming to an agreement on battling climate change during the upcoming UN summit in Copenhagen. "We are not defensive, we are not obstructionist. We want an international agreement in Copenhagen," Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told reporters in New Delhi. He urged affluent nations to provide financial aid to developing countries to...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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